Innovation at Work - Seven Questions to Ask Before You're Hired
by Dee McCrorey - Jan, 2010
In an ever-changing marketplace, innovating your way to career success means keeping your "innovation potential" at peak performance. You risk a career setback by accepting a position that doesn't excite you or working with a company incapable of keeping your innovation threshold humming at a higher level. As a talented professional, much of your success depends upon the partners you select and how you collaborate and innov...
Nail Your Next Job Interview - Seven Key Strengths to Leverage During Negotiations
by Dee McCrorey - Jan, 2010
Everyone has a unique negotiating style that when effectively used becomes your calling card in building healthy relationships. So often in business, professionals focus on their weak areas and less about the value they bring to the deal. How does this apply to you when interviewing for a new position inside your organization or outside the company? Interviewing for a new position provides you with an opportunity to conn...
You’re Perfect for the Job, Except...
by Barbara Safani - Jan, 2010
Last year I went on multiple interviews for six different consulting assignments. It’s kind of strange to go on interviews when your profession revolves around teaching others how to interview. It’s often a humbling experience and sometimes I don’t even take my own advice. I thought I was perfect for each of these roles. But my definition of perfect didn’t always jive with the hiring manager’s. My skills were never in question...
New Year, New Career: The
by Ford R. Myers - Jan, 2010
Do you hope to get your career on track in 2010, with more power and momentum than ever before? Even though we’re in a very challenging recession and a very bad job market, do you want to “buck the trend” and create breakthrough results? Are you prepared to create the focused and productive career that you know you are capable of having – one that will give you great satisfaction and financial reward? More than 75% of adult...
Three Questions All Hiring Managers Asks Themselves When Considering YOU for the Job
by Joshua Waldman - Dec, 2009
In a video published by Pink Slip Mixers, a well known career coach said that, “A resume is a necessary evil.” Some HR folks will cringe at that statement, despite it’s truth. So, I’d like to take a moment and analyze exactly why that statement is some of the best job seeking advice you could get. After all, too many job seekers spend all their time polishing off a resume to submit in an application process, despite recent sta...
Nine Tips for Mastering Email Overload for Busy Executives
by Andy Robinson - Dec, 2009
Before email, SENDERS shouldered the burden of mail. Writing, stamping, and mailing a letter was a lot of work. Email bludgeoned that system in no time. Now the RECEIVER shoulders the burden of filtering, reading and responding to the endless stream of emails we receive on a day-to-day basis. Taming email means training the senders to put the burden of quality back on themselves. What's the best way to train everyone ...
The Eight Major Types of Interviews
by Thomas J. Denham - Dec, 2009
There are many types of interviews serving diverse purposes. Knowing what to expect can help you achieve your goals. 1. Informational Interview The objective of this interview is to ask for advice and learn more about a particular career field, employer or particular job. Interviewing experts in their field is one more way to become more occupationally literate. The knowledge that you gain here will make you a sharper a...
Ten Ways to Make Sure You WON’T Get the Job
by J.T. O'Donnell - Dec, 2009
The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add to that the fact there’s a whole set of ‘new rules’ you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker can feel pretty overwhelmed. But that being said...Some things are just common sense. For example, I wouldn’t suggest...
How To Answer Teamwork Interview Questions
by Scot Herrick - Dec, 2009
Every person hired works on a team so teamwork interview questions are logical and expected. Candidates often answer teamwork interview questions with "willing to work long hours" or "willing to help a person on my team" answers -- and fail. Instead of answering with what you are willing to do for the team, answer with how you make the team better. You deliver quality work so your team can count on you What's the wors...
The Five Ways to Determine Corporate Culture
by Rob Taub - Dec, 2009
Many companies today promote building teams over individuals; respecting the entry-level mailroom clerk and the top salesperson equally. They consider failure the beginning not the end of developing talents and careers and that ‘Values’ are not fads. Still in other companies you will find a lack of esprit de corps where departments operate as fiefdoms and do not work in partnership with one another; where leadership is assign...
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